Paraty is a lovely colonial town, 200 km from Rio de Janeiro on Ilha Grande Bay, Brazil's southeastern coast. It lies on the border between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo states. It's a favorite with Brazilians and visitors who want to get away from it all in an historic town, and want to lie in the sun on one of the many beaches, and indulge in a restful vacation.
It was first settled by the Portuguese in 1667. In the 1700's when the mines of Minas Gerais were pouring out gold, the perfect bay of Paraty was a busy port, the second most important in Brazil during the Ciclo de Ouro, or Golden Century. It was a hard overland trip, though, and when a new road was built to another port in Espiritu Santo state, Paraty was all but forgotten. This stage of oblivion or neglect is what kept so many of the colonial buildings pretty much as they were when the last gold-laden ship sailed for Portugal. Its old churches, cobbled streets and nearby forests, waterfalls, islands and emerald-green sea attract lots of tourists interested in mixing cultural tourism and more natural settings.
Price per person280 EUR
Flight tickets are not included. Our travel advisors will gladly help you find the cheapest flights. The price above is based on 2 adults traveling together. What's included?
Our driver will pick you up from your hotel or hostel and take you to the main bus terminal in Rio where you will grab the bus to Paraty. The road to Paraty crosses one of the most beautiful coasts in all of Brazil. Your "host" from the "pousada" (a local guest house or bed and breakfasts) will pick you up at Paraty bus terminal and take you to your pousada where you can organize many local activities. Overnight in a pousada near the historical town.
Day 2 - Paraty
Enjoy the local boat trip as you go island hopping, exploring some of the beautiful islands close to Paraty.
Day 3 - Paraty
Enjoy the jeep tour which takes you out to explore colonial Paraty.
Day 4 - Paraty to Rio de Janeiro
Free day in Paraty before we drop you back off to your accommodation in Rio de Janeiro.
Extra expenses at the destination
- Experience the picturesque coast from Rio to Paraty
- Island hop by boat to the surrounding islands near Paraty
- Roam around colonial Paraty in a jeep
3 nights in pousadas (a local guesthouse or bed and breakfasts)
From Rio to Paraty by bus, from Paraty to Rio by minibus. Ferry, boat.